Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
all the emphasis on genetics rather than the environment, which, of course, is a simple explanation. it also takes everybody off the hook. dr. gabor matÉ on attention deficit disorder, close encounters with drug addiction, and the destruction of american childhood. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. today, a democracy now! special with the canadian physician and bestselling author gabor matÉ. from disease to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, dr. matÉ's work focuses on the centrality of early childhood experiences to the development of the brain, and how those experiences can impact everything from behavioral patterns to physical and mental illness. while the relationship between emotional stress and disease, and mental and physical health more broadly, is often considered controversial within medical orthodoxy, dr. matÉ argues too many doctors seem to have forgotten what was once a commonplace assumption, that emotions are deeply implicated in both the development of illness, ad
Dec 25, 2012 5:30am PST
. >> of course i think about the environment, but i'm afraid the dozer -- that those that are used to traveling by car will not use the system. >> if the price of fuel was hired, people might not use car s, but people will not use it just because it is free. >> i do not think it really is free, because we are paying taxes. >> three-quarters of voters backed the proposal in a referendum. ho only one-fifth of those eligible took part in the polls. -- only one-fifth of those eligible took part in the poll. the opposition here says this is less about the clean environment, and more about political hot air. the mayor denies he is simply trying to win votes and says the scheme will pay for itself by attracting more business. >> i want it to be the green capital of the eu. >> some estimates say it costs $19 million, the waste of public money. >> there will have been no significant decrease in car transportation, or increase in public transport. that is why it is political. >> it is an idea that is catching on. they hosted a reception for other european cities interested in adopting the scheme. now eve
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
, this is weaker. and we want to see in a changing environment, who will be the winners and to be the losers? >> if climate changes and a slowdown, the sea will be twice as acidic as it was before the industrial age. the smallest to largest will be affected. and the ocean as we know it will be a very different place. >> jerry anderson, the creator of thunderbirds has died. >> 3, 2, 1. >> science fiction series first aired in 1965 with a use of the country. that followed the avengers of the international rescue using spacecraft and a range of vehicles. he suffered from alzheimer's disease since 2010. he died in his sleep at age 83. two bear cubs have been given a second chance after they were rescued by forest rangers. >> their mother was apparently killed, which means they were killed, which means they were all
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
called jackson an unrivaled champion of our health and environment adding -- thousands of dockworkers along the u.s. east coast and gulf coast are threatening to go on strike this weekend in a dispute over pay. the potential strike by the international longshoremen's association would effect nearly half of the country's ocean bound shipping traffic at 14 points -- ports and mark the first by the group in decades. president obama is facing calls from corporate groups to use emergency powers to rippon the strike. michigan governor rick snyder has signed into law a measure allowing michigan areas to declare bankruptcy or fall under the control of an unelected emergency manager enabled to fire public officials and nullify union contracts. state republicans approved it this month after voters repealed a similar initiative on election day. despite reimposing a measure that was rejected by popular vote, governor snyder said -- was among a number of controversial bills recently advanced by state republicans in michigan before their majority declines with a new legislative session next month.